Let's get this out of the way first:I do NOT condone saying cutesy things like 'gal pal.' I do however think this is a super important cause, so I'll let it slide (just this once.)
Among the many things that October commemorates, one of them is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Did you know that according to the 3 women in United States die EVERY DAY as a result of domestic violence?! (Bureau of Justice Crime data Brief, 2/2003)
Part of the problem is that, though nearly 3 out of 4 Americans know someone who has been a victim of domestic violence, only 56 percent would know how to help someone in that situation (The Allstate Foundation National Poll on Domestic Violence, 6/2009)
The Allstate Foundation is asking people to "tell a gal pal" about domestic violence so that we can support survivors and prevent future victims.
Visit ClickToEmpower.org for easy ways start the conversation, check out resources for survivors or read inspirational survivor stories.
In addition, you can join the "Tell a Gal Pal" Facebook campaign. For every person that 'likes' the Click To Empower! Facebook page, The Allstate Foundation will donate $1 to the National Network to End Domestic Violence (up to $20,000).